The Valleys

Things to see and do

Featured attractions
Caerphilly CastleCaerphilly CastleTake a peek
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreParc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor CentreTake a peek
Cyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryCyfarthfa Castle Museum & Art GalleryTake a peek
Big Pit: National Coal MuseumBig Pit: National Coal MuseumTake a peek
Gnoll Estate Country ParkGnoll Estate Country ParkTake a peek
Guardian - Six BellsGuardian - Six BellsTake a peek
Explorers Wanted

The Valleys has more than enough to fill the longest of weekend breaks!

It’s one of the many unexpected things about The Valleys. Did you know, for example, that we’re home to one of Europe’s biggest and best medieval castles (it’s smack in the middle of Caerphilly – you can’t miss it)? Or the scenic Brecon Mountain Railway a narrow-gauge railway where you get on in Merthyr Tydfil and get off in the heart of the Brecon Beacons? Or our very own World Heritage Site at Blaenavon, an equivalent of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China?

All this together with numerous heritage sites, green country parks and great stories means that there is something new to explore each weekend!


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Blaina Heritage Action Group Museum

Blaina Institute, Blaina

A Museum which has many artefacts including mining merobilia, military memrobilia, local history and a Victorian kitchen.

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Llanyrafon Manor

Llanfrechfa Way, Cwmbran,

Llanyrafon Manor, called Llanyrafon Farm by some, has hugged the banks of the Afon Llywd since the mid 1550's, see the fantastic restoration work un...

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Lido Ponty

Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Bridge Street,

Lido Ponty has it all! Lido-PoolPlunge into the 25 metre main pool for a serious swim or a few leisurely lengths. Get drenched in the activity poo...

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The Royal Mint Experience

Llantrisant Business Park, Llantrisant, Pontyclun,

The Royal Mint Experience is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. Go behind the scenes to follow t...

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Pontypool Museum

Park Buildings, Pontypool

Pontypool Museum is set in the Georgian stable block of Pontypool Park House, the former home of the Hanbury Family. The museum's changing exhibition...

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Coity Castle

Coity, Bridgend

An important Norman stronghold rebuilt in the 14th century, forming part of the three castles of Ogmore, Newcastle and Coity. There are extensiv...

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Ewenny Pottery

Ewenny Road, Ewenny, Ewenny

Visitors to the workshop can watch the pots being made and are able to view the finished ware in the showroom. The pottery industry has existed ...

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Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve

Fountain Road, Tondu, Bridgend,

The 247 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its brand NEW VISITOR CENTRE has something for everyone.

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Pen Y Fan Country Park

Willow Road, Crumlin, Blackwood

Visit Wales' best preserved canal feeder reservoir. his is a popular summertime family park with safe, flat open spaces to picnic, fly a kite, kick a...

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Butetown Heritage Trail

Butetown, Rhymney,

This is the Bute Town that you should explore!

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